While the 1970s weren't promising, the 2000s brought renewed interest in the group, as its largely forgotten 45 became a coveted record collector's item, going for nearly $1,000 on eBay. Then Drag City Records released two Death albums: one a seven-song professionally recorded partial album, and another collection of demos.
Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino's documentary A Band Called Death reveals the band's trajectory from a languishing genre-less act to an important chapter in the history of punk. The film screens at FilmBar through Thursday, July 4. Tickets to the 21-and-over showings are $8.